GPCA PLASTICON
GPCA PLASTICON

About PlastiCon

The GCC plastics conversion industry is reaching a fork in the road ahead. The question is, where will paths lead for growth and sustainability?

The 2017 conference explores key international industry trends with a focus on where sustainable growth can be created and harnessed within the GCC polymer value chain. CEO’s from some of the region’s largest companies will set the tone for discussion followed by industry experts who will present their ideas about opportunities for future leverage.

The GCC is set to commission three global scale elastomer plants which brings the focus of discussion of the conference to two major topics. The conference will discuss the impact that this market supply push will have for the regions thermoplastic processors and the opportunities that lay ahead for investment within the industry landscape. In addition, it will provide in-depth insight into the future sustainability plans and targets of the GCC plastics conversion industry and the steps that need to be taken to achieve these goals.

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A platform to discuss the dynamism of the plastics industry.

Mohammed Azzaz
Director Value Parks Department. Sadara

The conference provides added value with a combination of technical and high level speakers.

Yavuz Eroglu
President, PAGEV

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A few of our 2017 speakers

Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla

Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla

Managing Director and CEO, QAP... and Chairman Plastics Committe...

Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla is the Managing Director and CEO of QAPCO, a pioneer in petrochemical production in the Middle East established in 1974. ...

Muhammad Husain

Muhammad Husain

President and CEO, EQUATE

Mohammad Husain has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of EQUATE Petrochemical Company since April 2012. Prior to joining EQUATE, he was h...

Mark Lindenfelzer

Mark Lindenfelzer

President, MuCell Extrusion LLC

David Lines

David Lines

Principal – Energy and Chemi... Nexant

David Lines holds the position of Principal, Energy and Chemicals Consulting – Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Nexant and has lectured and written ...

Daker El Rabaya

Daker El Rabaya

MD - Waste Recovery and Proces... Bee’ah

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The 8th GPCA PlastiCon

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Program Schedule

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens, Welcome co...

    Sponsored by

  • 09:00 10:10

    Session 1: Key notes

  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening remarks

    Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla

    Managing Director and CEO, QAP...
    and Chairman Plastics Committe...

  • 09:10 09:30

    Keynote session: GCC Polymer ...

    Muhammad Husain

    President and CEO,
    EQUATE

  • 09:30 09:50

    Keynote session: Enabling expo...

  • 09:50 10:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:10 11:10

    Session 2: International trend...

  • 10:10 10:30

    Foam – Walled packaging

    Mark Lindenfelzer

    President,
    MuCell Extrusion LLC

  • 10:30 10:50

    Commodity conversion – susta...

  • 10:50 11:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 11:10 11:40

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:40 12:00

    3D printing medium- Scale prod...

    Roberto Ribeiro

    President,
    Townsend Solutions

  • 12:00 12:20

    Industry trends in large scale...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Thermoplastics for 3-D printin...

  • 12:20 12:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:40 14:00

    Networking lunch

  • 14:00 15:20

    Session 4: Thermoplastic elast...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Thermoplastic elastomers appli...

  • 14:20 14:40

    Thermoplastic elastomers appli...

  • 14:40 15:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 15:00 15:30

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 15:30 15:50

    Oil and gas field applications

  • 15:50 16:10

    Testing and properties of TPE/...

  • 16:10 16:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 19:00 21:00

    GPCA Plastic Excellence Awards...

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration

    Sponsored by

  • 09:00 10:20

    Session 5: Game changing in su...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote session: GCC Plastics ...

    Dr. Raed AlZubi

    EVP,
    Petrochemical Conversion Compa...

  • 09:20 09:40

    Impact of a changing global la...

    David Lines

    Principal – Energy and Chemi...
    Nexant

  • 09:40 10:00

    Supplying GAFTA and beyond fro...

  • 10:00 10:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:20 11:00

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:00 12:00

    Session 6: Export opportunitie...

  • 11:00 11:20

    Opportunities in India

    Tilman F. Ehret

    CEO,
    Astra Polymers

  • 11:20 11:40

    Opportunities in Africa (inclu...

  • 11:40 12:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:00 13:30

    Networking lunch

    Sponsored by

  • 13:30 14:50

    Session 7: Plastics in the GCC...

  • 13:30 13:50

    Home of innovation

    Ali Al-Maashi

    Director- Future Business Unit...
    SABIC

  • 13:50 14:10

    Hot/cold water pipes

  • 14:10 14:30

    Artificial wood

    Enrico Balugani

    Technical Manager,
    QPPC

  • 14:30 14:50

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 14:50 15:10

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 15:10 16:30

    Session 8: Sustainability with...

  • 15:10 15:30

    Rethinking the future of plast...

    Theo Jan Simons

    Partner,
    McKinsey & Company

  • 15:30 15:50

    Overview of the solar power ma...

    Dr. Raed Bkayrat

    VP Business Development – Mi...
    First Solar

  • 15:50 16:10

    Recycling value chain

    Daker El Rabaya

    MD - Waste Recovery and Proces...
    Bee’ah

  • 16:10 16:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 16:45 17:00

    Closing address

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

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